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      nm  
   (=souffle, brise)   wind  
il y a du vent      it's windy  
     (autres locutions)    au vent      to windward  
sous le vent      to leeward  
avoir le vent debout      to head into the wind  
avoir le vent arrière      to have the wind astern  
c'est du vent      it's all hot air  
dans le vent      trendy  
prendre le vent      to see which way the wind blows  
avoir vent de      to get wind of  
contre vents et marées      come hell or high water  


brise-vent  
      nm inv   windbreak  
coup de vent  
      nm   gust of wind  
en coup de vent      (=rapidement)  
passer en coup de vent        (sans s'arrêter)    to rush past  
   (=rendre visite)   to pay a flying visit  
embrasser qn en coup de vent      to give sb a quick kiss  
moulin à vent  
      nm   windmill  
vol-au-vent  
      nm inv   vol-au-vent
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
vent n.
wind

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
exp.
trendy
n.
trade wind
exp.
1. bon voyage! ; safe travels! 2. so long! good riddance!
1. Bon voyage, au revoir ! 2. Va-t'en, casse-toi !
n.
rear wind
n.
prevailing wind
nm.
head wind
v.
get wind
n.
stormy wind
exp.
to get wind of
vi.
to stand against
n.
set of the wind
n.
Windward Islands
n.
strength of the wind
v.
be windy (vi.) ; blow (vi.)
n.
strong wind
n.
windward mark
v.
be spinning one's wheels ; fight a losing battle
[Fig.] faire des efforts inutiles, agir inutilement
v.
test the wind (vi.) ; test the waters (vi.)
n.
wind energy
exp.
to see which way the wind blows
n.
gooseneck
[Tech.]
n.
gust of wind
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'vent' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
n.
vent du sud
n.
vent du désert
n.
vent de travers
adj.
sous le vent
n.
coup de vent
past part.
brassé du vent
pr. part
brassant du vent
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